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[ntcir:84] COLING 2002 WS: Summarization & QA Deadline Extended for NTCIR

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                          2nd CFP
Workshop on Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering 2002
           (post-conference workshop to be held
             in conjunction with COLING-2002)

      August 31 and September 1, 2002 (1 and half days)
                      Taipei, Taiwan


Growing interest in automated Question Answering is leading to the
development of systems that go beyond 'factoids' to produce answers,
drawn from multiple sources that contain multiple parts. Identifying
relevant information and structuring it into a coherent text has however

been studied as part of the topic of automated Text Summarization. What
the relationship between these two areas? Under what conditions are
not good answers, and why not? What types of complex answers exist?
How can one evaluate such answers? How are these issues transformed when

cross language boundaries?

We welcome submissions that address the following themes:
... Single document summarization
... Multiple document summarization
... Multilingual text summarization
... Cross-language question answering
... Summary type classification
... Answer type classification
... Multi-part answer type recognition
    (When do questions require complex multi-part answers?)
... Multi-part answer extraction
... Complex summary or answer building block identification
... Structured summary creation
... Coherent and effective answer generation
... How to evaluate summaries?
... How to evaluate factoid answers?
... How to evaluate non-factoid answers?
... Corpora creation for complex summarization and QA
... Interfaces and support tools for complex summarization and QA

Submissions are limited to original, unpublished work. Submissions must
the ACL latex style or Microsoft Word style WSQA-submission.doc (both
available from the here workshop web page). Paper submissions should
of a full paper (5000 words or less, exclusive of title page and
Papers outside the specified length are subject to be rejected without
review. The paper should be written in English.

Please send submission questions to cyl@xxxxxxx

Electronic submission only: send the pdf (preferred), postscript, or MS
form of your submission to: cyl@xxxxxxxx The Subject line should be
"COLING2002 WORKSHOP PAPER SUBMISSION". Because reviewing is blind, no
author information is included as part of the paper. An identification
page must be sent in a separate email with the subject line: "COLING2002

ID PAGE" and must include title, all authors, theme area, keywords, word

count, and an abstract of no more than 5 lines. Late submissions will
not be accepted. Notification of receipt will be e-mailed to the first
author shortly after receipt.

Paper submission deadline:              May 17, 2002 (for NTCIR
Notification of acceptance for papers:  June 17, 2002
Camera ready papers due:                July 1, 2002
Workshop date:                          August 31 and September 1, 2002
                                        (1 and half days)

Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, hh_chen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Chin-Yew Lin, USC/Information Sciences Institute, cyl@xxxxxxx

Regina Barzilay     Columbia University, USA
Jason S Chang       National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Kuang-Hua Chen      National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Junichi Fukumoto    Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Takahiro Fukusima   Otemon Gakuin University, Japan
Udo Hahn            University of Freiburg, Germany
Sanda Harabagiu     University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Donna Harman        NIST, USA
Eduard Hovy         USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA
Noriko Kando        National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Tsuneaki Kato       University of Tokyo, Japan
Wessel Kraaij       TNO TPD, Netherlands
Gary Geunbae Lee    POSTECH, South Korea
Dekang Lin          University of Alberta, Canada
Inderjeet Mani      MITRE Corporation, USA
Daniel Marcu        USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA
Mark Maybury        MITRE Corporation, USA
Hwee Tou Ng         National University of Singapore, Singapore
Manabu Okumura      Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
John Prager         IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, USA
Hae-Chang Rim       Korea University, South Korea
Horacio Saggion     University of Sheffield, UK
Karen Sparck Jones  University of Cambridge, UK
Tomek Strzalkowski  State University of New York, Albany, USA
Ming Zhou           Microsoft Research China, China